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    Bob, you won't have any bearings in there - just...

    Bob, you won't have any bearings in there - just a tube within a sleeve. AX3/Weedhopper is the model for all these aircraft and although it wasn't shot for this purpose, you can see what you've got...
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    Nice job Bob. Yup, as you say, 2mm is thick....

    Nice job Bob. Yup, as you say, 2mm is thick. Normally 1.5mm is OK for screens so you'll have no problem flying through enemy flak unscathed. I guess 2mm was used as its unsupported at the top.
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    Thanks Wally, that's the word I was looking for....

    Thanks Wally, that's the word I was looking for. The method I've described encourages the sheet to shear along the cutting line. Describes it perfectly and you get a perfect clean cut edge that you...
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    Bob, there's a knack to doing it, especially with...

    Bob, there's a knack to doing it, especially with thicker material. With your material lying on the floor, when you start to cut hold (in your case) the left hand part down with your knee and as you...
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    Bob, is it actually perspex or polycarbonate...

    Bob, is it actually perspex or polycarbonate (Makrolon, Lexan etc)?

    If it's the latter what thickness is it? I cut 1.5mm polycarbonate for screens just using a large, sharp pair of scissors. You...
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    I fitted a transponder in my Savannah a few...

    I fitted a transponder in my Savannah a few months ago and used it for the first time seriously since my GA days 30 years ago flying to the UK and back a couple of weeks ago. It transformed the...
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    Does anyone else think that this forum is...

    Does anyone else think that this forum is becoming a bloody good reference for technical information? Personally, I think better than the BMAA forum was and also better then the Facebook group which...
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    :) You got me there again as usual Steve. I'm...

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    You got me there again as usual Steve. I'm an impatient bugger at the best of times...
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    Peter you're a gem and explained so simply that...

    Peter you're a gem and explained so simply that even electrical dumboes like I can understand. My take is that the standard tachos on Rotax 2 strokers are analogue.
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    Bob, I'd suggest asking one of the Tech offices....

    Bob, I'd suggest asking one of the Tech offices. The LAA fleet especially is full of wooden framed fabric covered aircraft. Pity Mark at Galaxy is no longer around. He'd have told you in a second.
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    That was my experience Martin. It concerned me so...

    That was my experience Martin. It concerned me so much that I began a steady climb with very slightly increased revs but with rev counter slowly falling until I got to a height that I thought I could...
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    :) Good for everyone. But I came all the way...

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    Good for everyone. But I came all the way from France a while back to see a 582 Xair in the UK that was 'ready to fly away' that had a ghastly mag drop on one side. Stator problem and it had been...
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    You'll also know if you're on radar Dave because...

    You'll also know if you're on radar Dave because you'll see a little up-arrow in the left of the display each time it's being interrogated (I think) as I believe your funke is made by Dittel like...
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    Definitely the stator, it's a known perennial 582...

    Definitely the stator, it's a known perennial 582 problem. Yours hasn't 'gone' but it's on the way out. If you're handy with a spanner you can change it yourself. Buy a replacement from Loravia -...
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    Dave, silly question perhaps, but have you got it...

    Dave, silly question perhaps, but have you got it programmed correctly?
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    Shhh Bob, I've got a plan that's already...

    Shhh Bob, I've got a plan that's already underway....
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    I'll be watching with interest Bob as I've been...

    I'll be watching with interest Bob as I've been following you right from the beginning.

    I've got another little project coming along myself that's caught my interest. I'm not going to say too much...
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    Lovely job Bob. These old aircraft need owners...

    Lovely job Bob. These old aircraft need owners who will cherish and look after them and it seems that your Minimax has succeeded in finding one. Long may your enjoyment last. Some people think that...
  19. My latest flight from France to the UK and back

    I recently got back from my first flight to the UK and back since 2016 in my Savannah, which I wrote about on my blog. The flights in both directions were 'interesting' but for quite different...
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    Just spotted this Joan. As I recall, didn't Ginge...

    Just spotted this Joan. As I recall, didn't Ginge and a bunch of club members do a complete strip and refurb on HM not too long ago? Or is time flying even faster than I think it is? Hope that...
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    See, this is when I start to get brain fog. ...

    See, this is when I start to get brain fog.

    My Savannah flight manual issued by ICP is for two engine versions - 912 UL and 912 ULS FR (I dunno what the FR means as as far as I'm concerned it's...
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    912 Savannahs were always 'overweight' in the UK...

    912 Savannahs were always 'overweight' in the UK and therefore not allowed. Let's just say that in France they are more err.. pragmatic.

    Pity all the poor bu**ers in the UK who will be stuffed...
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    Morning Bob, a quick question... aren't you a bit...

    Morning Bob, a quick question... aren't you a bit worried that wooden bits seem to keep splitting and breaking? It's a serious question and not meant to be a dig or anything.
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    ah, Martin, that's right, Mitchells, now I...

    ah, Martin, that's right, Mitchells, now I remember. Blimey, 1995 eh. That was a lifetime ago for some of the sprogs on here and even then, it was nearly 20 years after my time there. Where does the...
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    I started flying Group A in 1968 in Aircoupes at...

    I started flying Group A in 1968 in Aircoupes at Stapleford but was just out of uni and couldn't afford to continue. But I began my training in earnest at the Norfolk and Norwich Aero Club at Swanton...
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